O.k. so I am officially the worst blogger in the world. So please excuse my lack of posts.
We have part way completed decorating a few rooms to we want them to look like but some still remain frustratingly incomplete, my search for the perfect lounge suite is still ongoing and even the two feature chairs we recently purchased may still end up in the bedroom (who knows) because I feel they need to be patterned, but I thought I would at least post a few pockets of what we have done so far.
It hasn’t been as easy a process as I first thought as I am trying to give it a lived in feel by using both new and old pieces. Wall art seems to be my downfall as the wall spaces to fill are so large I am still pondering what to do with some so any suggestions would be great 🙂
I will post what I have so far, let me know what you think xx
Great Room Close Up
Ladder Bookcase in the Great Room
Great Room Looking Toward the Stairs
Upstairs Living Area. The view of the ocean isn’t visible due to the glare (and my rubbish photography)
A peek of the ocean in the distance from upstairs living area.
Upstairs Hall Table
It has been ages since I posted and I think I officially have the title of worlds worst blogger! but I will try and be a little bit more consistent with the posts ( I know I say that every month or so).
Everything from now is the fun stuff, all the decorating and bits and pieces but there is still sooo much to go as far as the interior, so I will post a couple of pics of what I have done so far but some are not total rooms as we have ordered furniture and are waiting on some new pieces to finish off the main living area.
On a rather exciting note, we had some professional photos taken of our Kitchen and laundry and these are being published this month in Country Home Ideas magazine! Its nice to think that it was nice enough to end up in a magazine as there were times that I doubted my design choices. Let me know what you think….
Kitchen, finished design with Ikea bar stools and Otava pendants
Kitchen island baskets Byholma from Ikea
Butler sink, dishwasher in island end opposite
Byholma baskets from Ikea
Laundry sink – Ikea
Kitchen Buffet – clock from Freedom furniture
Stairwell picture gallery, hall table – Hemnes by Ikea
Fireplace – gas Rinnai sapphire
This is a bit of a slack post seeing as there is only one photo but I have been meaning to post it since we put the mulch down.
I will post more internal photos over the next week or so as we have finally finished off a lot if rooms. Still so much to do though..
Hampton’s style house facade finished
Well it was one final push the week before Christmas to get in but we made it!
There is still heaps to do from a decorating perspective but the main bones are all done, the following are some recent pics of the kitchen and a few other shots, please excuse the lack of other bathroom shots as we have some people staying with us at the moment.
We do need to get some new furniture pieces but I don’t want to rush in and regret buying something so we are doing it bit by bit.
Kitchen with shaker style cabinets. Pendant lights from Ikea.
Finished facade. We hope it is a little bit Hamptons and a little bit beach house.
Laundry shelving, splash back white subway tiles.
Finished ensuite with wainscoting to wall. Mirrors hemnes white from Ikea.
Stairwell, crying out for photos.
Latest exterior photo
It has been a while since my last post. Things are at the pointy end now and we have started on painting the void areas before the scaffolding was dropped in these areas. The main wall colour we have chosen is British paints Stone Path, the photos are not a good representation of it, its a nice grey/beige.
The exterior is taking shape now the porch roofing has been completed but there are still quite a few details to be finished off on the outside. The tiling starts on Monday, that’s a bit exciting and I guess when it all starts looking more complete. This is also the stressful part where you wonder if all the selection you have made are going to end up looking like they do in your head.
The cabinets are now in production and are due for install at the end of the month, its hard to believe that by the end of this month it will be finished to that extent. The amount of overlapping/organising of the different finishes at this stage is immense, already the install of the timber flooring has delayed the island bench install as we need it to sit on top of the timber as it has a skirting board around it and we wanted to do away with beading around the base of the cabinets. As with other trades once one thing is delayed it has a knock on effect on everything else. This is the part you wish would run smoothly but never does, needless to say wine consumption in our house in the evening has gone up to cope with the stress.
The end is in sight though now. The next post I will show you the finishes we have chosen.
View looking down to to the great room chimney breast
Round void window
temp balustrading around void
Ready for garage doors
We have just had the formwork done in readiness for the concrete upper slab.
We got to stand up on top of the formwork (with scaffolding in place of course) the other day and see room sizes and the outlook, it was very exciting.
All going to plan the concrete should be poured in a couple of days and from there we will have the R9WA guys back to do the upstairs walls.
Formwork and plumbing being worked on
Street side formwork
Double story family room boxed in
rear view from formwork